To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A human being is a deciding being.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
People fall forward to success.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.