Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.