Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.