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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.