A human being is a deciding being.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.