When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.