The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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 woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.