To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.