A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.