When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A human being is a deciding being.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.