People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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 true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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?
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.