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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.