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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.