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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A human being is a deciding being.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
People fall forward to success.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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 narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.