Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
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.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.