A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.