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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.