A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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?
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A human being is a deciding being.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.