If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.