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 talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.