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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.