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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.