A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
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.
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.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
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.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.