Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.