Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.