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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.