A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.