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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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 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.
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.
People fall forward to success.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.