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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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 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.
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 person's a person, no matter how small.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.