Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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?
A human being is a deciding being.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...