Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
People fall forward to success.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.