I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
People fall forward to success.
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.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.