Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
People fall forward to success.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.