We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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 man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!