A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.