On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.