It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.