Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.