Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.