Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.