Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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 greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.