Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.