It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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 man is great by deeds, not by birth.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.