Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.