It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.