After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.