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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.