Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
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 man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A human being is a deciding being.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Our true nationality is mankind.