Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A human being is a deciding being.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.