The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.