There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A human being is a deciding being.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
People fall forward to success.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.