The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.