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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
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.