I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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 are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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 people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.