Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.