We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.