These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.