Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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 measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.