It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.