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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
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 feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.