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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
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?
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.