Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Our true nationality is mankind.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.