A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
People fall forward to success.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A human being is a deciding being.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.