More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.