I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.