Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.