It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
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.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A human being is a deciding being.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.