I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.