Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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 person's a person, no matter how small.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.