I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.