Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Our true nationality is mankind.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
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 despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
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.