"I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."James Weldon Johnson on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."James Weldon Johnson on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."James Weldon Johnson on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."James Weldon Johnson on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."James Weldon Johnson on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South."
"The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning and today it is being fought out over his social recognition."
"The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice."