We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.