Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.