A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.