To be mature you have to realize what you value most... Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one's own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.
...so much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty, and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others.
...our children must learn...to face full responsibility for their actions, to make their own choices and cope with the results...the whole democratic system...depends upon it. For our system is founded on self-government, which is untenable if the individuals who make up the system are unable to govern themselves.
It is a brave thing to have courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all.
Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one's world.
...no one can afford not to be a man. No position can compensate for coming face to face with a robot when you are alone.
Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?
...no matter how avid they themselves may be for praise and appreciation, people are often niggardly in giving it to others, however merited it is.
Don't call a woman a bitch. Call her an ass-hole. It still gets your point across and it's not sexist.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility
Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.
When you have decided what you believe what you feel must be done have the courage to stand alone and be counted.
For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
You can't move so fast that you try to change [a situation] faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
You gain strength courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.