Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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 narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.