A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.
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.
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 great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the 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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.