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.
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.
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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 narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.