Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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 understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.