It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.