People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.