Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A human being is a deciding being.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be