The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.
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.
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.