It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.