The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
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.
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.
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.