On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.