The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.