Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.