Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.