To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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 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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.