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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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?
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.