A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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 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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.