Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.