Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A human being is a deciding being.