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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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?
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.