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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People fall forward to success.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.