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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.