The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.