A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A human being is a deciding being.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.