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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
People fall forward to success.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.