We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.
There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.
Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black.
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.