Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Our true nationality is mankind.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.