A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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 always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.