If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.