Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.