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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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 human being is a deciding being.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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?
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Our true nationality is mankind.
People fall forward to success.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.