Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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 greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A human being is a deciding being.