We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Our true nationality is mankind.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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 is great by deeds, not by birth.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.