Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
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.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.
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 seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.