A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.