Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.