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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.