Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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 human being is a deciding being.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.