The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
People fall forward to success.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.