Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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?
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
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.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A human being is a deciding being.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A person's a person, no matter how small.