Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.