Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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 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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.