Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A human being is a deciding being.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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 world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.