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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A human being is a deciding being.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
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.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.