Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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?
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
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.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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 great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.