I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.