A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.