He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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?
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.