There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.