I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.