There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
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.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
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 great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.