Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A human being is a deciding being.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.