The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own 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 human being is a deciding being.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.