Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.