To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.