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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
People fall forward to success.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Our true nationality is mankind.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.