Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.