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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A human being is a deciding being.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.