To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.