Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.