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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.