It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.