Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Our true nationality is mankind.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission