Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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 has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
People fall forward to success.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.