On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
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.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.