The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected.
All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
If you begin feeling beaten, you will achieve nothing. If you fight, you will perhaps have a chance of achieving something.
Until women themselves reject stigma and refuse to feel shame for the way others treat them, they have no hope of achieving full human stature.
It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving – as if it were an individual person – its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.
Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.
Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.