Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.