Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...