Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.