Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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?
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.