The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.