Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.