It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.