Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Our true nationality is mankind.