Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
People fall forward to success.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.