Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
People fall forward to success.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.