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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.