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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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