I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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?
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.