When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.