Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.