Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.