We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.