Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.