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.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.