When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.