People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.