It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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?
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
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 people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.