A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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?
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.