Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.