A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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 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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.