People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
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.