On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.