A human being is a deciding being.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
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?
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.