The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.