Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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?
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.