The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.