Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.