Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.