A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
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 can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.