To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
People fall forward to success.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.