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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A human being is a deciding being.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.