Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.