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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.