Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
People fall forward to success.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.