Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.