Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
People fall forward to success.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.