A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.