It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.