A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
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.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A human being is a deciding being.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.