The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.