People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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 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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.