It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.