I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts
rule the world.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking
Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them
Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. [For] to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.
No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.
Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes