A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
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 sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.