Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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 great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.