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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
People fall forward to success.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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 question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?