He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.