Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.