Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Our true nationality is mankind.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.