The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.