When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.