Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
People fall forward to success.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.