The king knows with what ardor and perseverance I have at all times been devoted to the cause of liberty and to the principles of humanity, equality and justice.
Slavery, racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry, subordination, and human rights abuse transform and adapt with the times.
I think a biography is only as interesting as the lives and times it illuminates.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
I once stood in the middle of New York city watching my name go round the electronic zipper sign in Times Square and I felt pretty thrilled, but not quite as thrilled as I felt when I saw my name in the ‘Examiner’ for the first time.
I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
The greatest presidents have been those who demonstrated astute judgment in times of crisis – often despite the advice they were getting.
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.