When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
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 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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.