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.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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 man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.