Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.