Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.