There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.