"Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Jack Kerouac on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Jack Kerouac on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Jack Kerouac on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Jack Kerouac on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Jack Kerouac on Abraham Lincoln
"Write in recollection and amazement for yourself."
"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?"
"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together."
"My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them."
"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."