A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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 greatest attitude of all is gratitude.