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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.