Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A person's a person, no matter how small.