The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
People fall forward to success.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.