All sins are attempts to fill voids.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
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?
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.