Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.