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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.