No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.