The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A human being is a deciding being.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.