Love is being stupid together.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
I believe it to be a fact that the colored people of this country know and understand the white people better than the white people know and understand them.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.
Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God.
It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively, he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be. He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree.
A man who is ‘of sound mind’ is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts.
As I look back now I can see that I was a perfect little aristocrat.