What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
People fall forward to success.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
A human being is a deciding being.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.