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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
People fall forward to success.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.