I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
People fall forward to success.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.