If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Every man of courage is a man of his word.
A man of courage is also full of faith.
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
Let no such man be trusted.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
One man with courage is a majority.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.