Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.