A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.