A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A human being is a deciding being.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?