Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.