Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.