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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.