There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.