No one can figure out your worth but you.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
People see God every day, they just don't recognize him.
You must change in order to survive.
A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first.
A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go.
I discuss humanity and not races.
We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us - not our effects on others.
I see their souls, and I hold them in my hands, and because I love them they weigh nothing.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.
Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
The way we're going to get to understanding is for each man to open his heart and open his mind and look in himself as he looks at his neighbor.
There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you if you don't repeat it.
I hate labels, and I wear no labels. When a man has to put something around his neck and say I am, he isn't.
To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there.
You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself.
When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements.
Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.
There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
My kitchen is a mystical place, a kind of temple for me. It is a place where
the surfaces seem to have significance, where the sounds and odors carry
meaning that transfers from the past and bridges to the future.
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