Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.