One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
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.
People fall forward to success.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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 desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.