Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
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 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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.