Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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 woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?