It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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 greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.