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.
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 human being is a deciding being.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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?
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.