If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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 woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.