Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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 question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.