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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.