He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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.
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?
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.