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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.