I see many black males grasping for some thread of hope. There are so many destructive practices, glimpses into a psychic abyss. That must be very frightening.
Historians partial to Kennedy see matters differently from those partial to L.B.J. Vietnam has become a point of contention in defending and criticizing J.F.K.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool.
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.
Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.
In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.