A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
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.