People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A human being is a deciding being.
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
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
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.