I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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