You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
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.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.