People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.