A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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 sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.