The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
People fall forward to success.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A human being is a deciding being.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.