If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A human being is a deciding being.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.