People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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 greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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?
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.