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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People fall forward to success.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.