The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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 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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
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?
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.