Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.