Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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 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 narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.