He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.