I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!