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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.