The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.