Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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?
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission