Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.