When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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 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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.