We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A human being is a deciding being.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
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?
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.