No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.