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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.