The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.