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.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.