A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.