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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
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.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.