To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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 human being is a deciding being.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.