To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
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.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.