A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
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.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.