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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.