It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A human being is a deciding being.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.