How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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 capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.