When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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 greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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 may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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?
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.