I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Our true nationality is mankind.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.