The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A human being is a deciding being.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.