If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Our true nationality is mankind.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.