A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A human being is a deciding being.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.