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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
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 true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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 seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.