The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A human being is a deciding being.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.