A human being is a deciding being.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Our true nationality is mankind.