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.
People fall forward to success.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.