You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.