I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.