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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
People fall forward to success.
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.
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.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.