I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.