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 great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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 man is great by deeds, not by birth.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.