The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.