Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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?
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.