I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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 is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.