Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.