It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.