Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.