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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.