I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.