I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
A human being is a deciding 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.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.