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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Our true nationality is mankind.