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
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
People fall forward to success.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.