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?
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.