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.
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.
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.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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 musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A human being is a deciding being.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.