A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.