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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
People fall forward to success.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.