Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.