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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.