Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.