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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...