A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.