What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.