If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.