Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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 wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.