Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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 who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.