There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission