There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.