A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?