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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!