A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.