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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.