In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.