You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A human being is a deciding being.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.