Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.