Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.