A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.