Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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 person's a person, no matter how small.