No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.