Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.