In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...