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 have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.