The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
People fall forward to success.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.