A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A human being is a deciding 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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.