If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.