The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Our true nationality is mankind.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.