It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.