Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.