Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Our true nationality is mankind.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
A human being is a deciding being.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.