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.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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 wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey 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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.