Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.