Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.