Europe I travelled third—and only once first, just to see what it was like—but there I noticed no such difference between the first and the third-classes. In South Africa third-class passengers are mostly Negroes, yet the third-class comforts are better there than here.
My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.
Civilization is the encouragement of differences.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.
Let every youth take a leaf out of my book and make it a point to account for everything that comes into and goes out of his pocket, and like me he is sure to be a gainer in the end.