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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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 whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.