It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.