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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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?
Our true nationality is mankind.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.