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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.