He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
People fall forward to success.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
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.