Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
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.