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.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
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.