Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
People fall forward to success.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.