Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.