I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.