Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
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.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.