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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.