He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A human being is a deciding being.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.