Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Our true nationality is mankind.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.