A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.