Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.