A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.