Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director 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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.