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.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.