Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.