People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.