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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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?
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.