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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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 human being is a deciding being.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.