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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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 was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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?
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.