Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.