Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.