We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.