Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.