You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
People fall forward to success.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.