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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
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 man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.