He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People fall forward to success.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.