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.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.