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?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
People fall forward to success.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.