A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
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.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Nothing is black or white.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.