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.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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 history is in essence a history of ideas.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.