A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back – but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.
I try to act out of faith.
To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can’t do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.
I’ve always hated being hemmed in or seeing anybody being hemmed in. Even when I was the smallest child, I couldn’t bear being told I couldn’t drink at a so-called white drinking fountain.
The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.
Service is what life is all about.
You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.
I hadn’t planned on going to law school. I wanted to study 19th-century Russian literature.
Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.