After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.