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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?