I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A human being is a deciding being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.