All sins are attempts to fill voids.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
People fall forward to success.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.