Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
People fall forward to success.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.