A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.