When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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 musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.