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.
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.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A human being is a deciding being.