Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
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.
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 wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.