He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A human being is a deciding being.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.