It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.