Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
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?
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.