A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
People fall forward to success.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.