Affirmative action begins at home.
Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future.
Express positive emotions of love, happiness, and self-confidence. Negative emotions are destructive; positive emotions heal.
—John E. Copage
You cannot fight by being on the outside complaining and whining. You have to get on the inside to be able to assess their strengths and weaknesses and then move in.
If you’re lucky, you grow up in a house where you can learn what kind of person you should be from your parents. And on that count I was very lucky.
Our society allows people to be absolutely neurotic and totally out of touch with their feelings and everyone else’s feelings, and yet be very respectable.
I stopped thinking that all white folks were out to get me.
I’ve always been proud to be black. But proud and obsessive are different things.
Conversation is food for the ear.
Hair and teeth—a man got those two things, he’s got it all.