Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.