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
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
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?
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A human being is a deciding being.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.