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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
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 greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.