People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be