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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
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
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.