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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.