Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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?
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A person's a person, no matter how small.