Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.