It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.