No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.