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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.