There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
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.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.