We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.