When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
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.