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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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?
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.