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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.