Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.