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.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A man is great by deeds, not by 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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.