People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.