Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.