Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.