The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.
Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.