The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
Hell, Madame, is to love no longer.
An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
But the life that no longer trust another human being and no longer forms ties to the political community is not a human life any longer.
We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.
Courage is not the towering oak That sees storms come and go It is the fragile blossom That opens in the snow.
When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.
The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need.
Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.