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.
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.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A human being is a deciding being.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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 question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.