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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
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.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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?
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.