A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A human being is a deciding being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.