If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
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.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.