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 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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A human being is a deciding being.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.