Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
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 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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.