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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.