If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.