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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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 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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.