Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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 sins are attempts to fill voids.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.