Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
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.