A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.