A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
People fall forward to success.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.