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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.