Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
People fall forward to success.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.