You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.