Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
People fall forward to success.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Our true nationality is mankind.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.