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?
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Our true nationality is mankind.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.