People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
A human being is a deciding being.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.