Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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 are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.