People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.