A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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.