A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.