If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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 is great by deeds, not by birth.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A human being is a deciding being.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People fall forward to success.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.