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.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.