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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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 people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.