A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People fall forward to success.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.