One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.