You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.