Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People fall forward to success.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
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.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...