I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.