Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.