There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss 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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.