Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A human being is a deciding being.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.