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 man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
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
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.