Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.