It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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?
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
People fall forward to success.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.