Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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?
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
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 musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.