No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
People fall forward to success.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.