I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Our true nationality is mankind.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.