A human being is a deciding being.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.