We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
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.