A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...