A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.