Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.