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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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?
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.