Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A man is great by deeds, not by 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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.