Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?