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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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 human being is a deciding being.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.