I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
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.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.