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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.