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 man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
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?
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.