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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.