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.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
People fall forward to success.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.