Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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 is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
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 is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.