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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.