The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.