You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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?
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.