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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
People fall forward to success.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.