People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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?
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 can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.