Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.