Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.