Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People fall forward to success.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
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.