In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
People fall forward to success.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
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.