A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
People fall forward to success.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.