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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.