Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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 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.
People fall forward to success.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being Ė you.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.