Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Our true nationality is mankind.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.