There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
People fall forward to success.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.