The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.