Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.