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.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.