Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.