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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.