Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.