Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Our true nationality is mankind.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.