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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.