After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.