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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.