I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.