Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.