There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A person's a person, no matter how small.