It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.