The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.