The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.