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 people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People fall forward to success.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.