Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
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.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.