It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?