Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.