All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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 despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.