A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
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 man is great by deeds, not by birth.