I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.