Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.