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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.