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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.