Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.