The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A human being is a deciding being.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.