People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
People fall forward to success.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.