You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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 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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.