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.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.