It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.